Ride in Style.
If you've heard of the Levi's Commuter 511 Denim Pants, you've probably been struggling to find them all year. Well, we're happy to tell you that your quest is finally over, and believe us, it's been worth the wait.
These aren't some run-of-the-mill, one-off attempt at appeasing a subculture. Instead, Levi's worked closely with cyclists in multiple cities around America, distributing prototypes and accepting feedback. And, as a result of developing the pants in accordance to critique, Levi's effectively dialed-in the fit, accoutrement, and finishes to what cyclists are actually asking for.
Accordingly, Levi's adapted its slim-fit 511s to the purpose of cycling. The Commuter 511s feature a water-resistant and dirt-repellent NanoSphere protective finish to make commuting in hostile weather a little more acceptable, especially if your destination is the office. It's for this very reason that Levi's also incorporated an odor-resistant Sanitized finish to the pants, too. Levi's also made these pants perfect for trips where your bag is staying at home by installing a U-lock holster along the rear of the waistband. This way, you're not ramming your lock down your pants, wearing out your belt, or being forced to wear a fanny-pack — you're grown man after all.
In terms of durability, Levi's double-layered the seat panel and the rear pockets. Additionally, the crotch of the 511 is gusseted in order to resist tearing and saddle abrasion. In terms of fit, it's important to note that Levi's considers the 511 a slim-fit pair of pants. They sit slightly below the waist and feature a skinny, tapered leg. However, for the sake of coverage while in the saddle, these 511s have been cut higher in the rear than a standard pair.
And to increase your visibility to motorists in low-light conditions, Levi's incorporated reflective 3M Scotchlite tape on the interior of the pant's cuffs.
The Levi's Commuter 511 Denim Pants are available in the color auburn and in the sizes 29x30, 30x30, 31x32, 32x30, 33x32, 34x32, 34x34, 36x32, and 36x34.
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My new favorites, too!
- Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
- Fit: True to size
I bought these for a number of reasons. First, I own the Commuter 511 shorts and loved the material and fit. Second, these were available in a 32x30 which is somewhat rare. I ordered the "wine tasting" color, which I surprisingly like more than I thought.
The fit is great! Slim but not too tight. I have pretty large thighs, and these still fit well. They are made of the rigid denim, which kind of feels weird at first but they broke in nicely.
Overall, I couldn't be happier with these, especially at the sale price!
"My new favorite pants"
- Familiarity: I gave it as a gift
- Fit: True to size
I bought these as a gift, and he has deemed these his new favorite pants. His main form of transportation is his bike, and he kept blowing out his jeans after a month or so of wear - with the reinforcement in these jeans, it is a safe bet these will last a bit longer!